Top 10 Singapore OMY Blog Awards Lifestyle Blog Finalist –

28 May, 2010

Greetings from Turkey! The PassportChop team (ZQ & TY) is currently travelling around Turkey for 2 weeks til 31 May. Apologies for the lack of blog posts for the past week as we only had intermittent Internet connection in Turkey. As usual, we will be sharing with you our Turkey travelling experiences and reviews and tips to help you plan your trip if you intend to go free and easy in Turkey. Just a quick preview of our interesting journey – we visited the famous Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) and it was a surreal experience as we get to soak our feet in rich minerals that gave this area its distinctive white structure – almost like a castle made of cotton – thus the name Pamukkale.

Cotton Castle Turkey

On another note, we are pleased to inform you that is a top 10 finalist vying for the OMY Blog Awards Best Lifestyle Blog category. This is another huge milestone for the blog considering that it was only set up only in July 09 (less than 10 months old) and it complements the recognition given to the blog in Oct 09 when PassportChop was the top 5 Travel Blog in the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards. Thank you for your support and please vote for us if you find our contents helpful in your travel planning and according to the definition of the Lifestyle Blog category, you feel that shares information that will light up someone’s boring lifestyle (尽收生活中不可或缺的知识、享受人生的资讯), then vote for us! 🙂

OMY Blog Awards Best Lifestyle Blog

By voting for us, you can also stand to win a Garmin-Asus handphone, laptop cases and even hotel stays in Koh Samui and Krabi.

Here’s how to vote:
Go to OMY Singapore Blog Awards site: and register an account to be eligible to vote.

Once you have an account, click on the Best Lifestyle Blog category and click on the pink “Vote” strip on the and confirm your vote.

OMY Blog Awards Lifestyle Blog Finalists

You can only vote once per category daily and you can vote everyday til 30 June 2010. The more you vote, the higher the chances of you winning a phone or a hotel stay in Thailand!

BTW our Singapore Night Safari Halloween Horrors picture was featured in 30 May 2010 Zaobao Weekend article on the OMY Blog Awards Finalists:


Before we rush off for another day of exploration in Istanbul, let me leave you with another picture from the southeastern part of Turkey – the mystical and pious Sanliurfa (the Prophets’ City). Here I am wishing for luck by the sacred pool of carps for our OMY Blog Awards pursuit. More stories and pictures when we return…

Urfa Turkey Abraham Sacred Pool Wishing

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (16)

  • avontflexReply

    30 May, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    cotton castle looks quite cute…really looks like can kick into it tt kind, but it shld b a solid wall rite?!

    • TingyiReply

      30 May, 2010 at 6:21 pm

      Yup, it is a solid wall. =)

  • ZenerxReply

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  • Christian LouboutinReply

    12 June, 2010 at 3:01 am

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  • ChrisReply

    12 June, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    thanks for this great post wow… it’s very wonderful

  • janReply

    13 June, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    yooo couzie.. turkey looks hot eh? ZQ seemed more tanned now.. haha blog soon!! would be interesting to see what’s turkey like through your eyes 🙂

    • TingyiReply

      13 June, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      It depends, the temperature was around 14deg – 19 deg, if I didn’t remember wrongly. But it was sunny throughout. Yes, ZQ was very tanned caused he does not like to apply sun block! Will blog on Turkey soon with one “black” ZQ and one “white” TY!! Stay tuned! =)

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    14 June, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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  • QuotesReply

    16 June, 2010 at 2:59 am

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  • FlorianReply

    23 June, 2010 at 4:52 am

    very goood photos 😉 thanks !

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    24 June, 2010 at 6:59 am

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  • mutfakReply

    30 June, 2010 at 10:32 am

    so this is exactly how brainless I am, midway through reading your post I accidentally dropped my computer mouse and shut the internet explorer by mistake and I could not locate your article once again right up until 3 days afterwards to finish reading through from the point i stopped at mainly because I did not remember how I linked here to begin with ahaha anyhow it was worth the delay..regards

  • filesReply

    22 July, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    i wanna visit these places )

  • verygoodserviceReply

    22 August, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Congratulations on your award nominations. Please let us know when you win one as maybe we can then feature you on our website. Good luck!

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